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  1. A fall is a disqualification in some classes. I...

    A fall is a disqualification in some classes. I believe in junior classes and amateur classes the horse/rider are automatically excused. However I think that only applies for Hunter & Western...
  2. Show Organizing 101...Tips, tricks, and things you wish you had known

    A friend of a friend is managing a breed show and last minute their dressage person has dropped out. I have been asked to fill in and be responsible for the scheduling/show day affairs. Judges have...
  3. My mother is a vet and I grew up spending a lot...

    My mother is a vet and I grew up spending a lot of time in her clinic. So the circle of life was not a very large mystery to me. I think a kid of that age can have a reasonable conversation about...
  4. What a cutie!!

    What a cutie!!
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    If you do saddle soap I'd highly recommend Higher...

    If you do saddle soap I'd highly recommend Higher Standards that is made by our own Bensmom. I have received it as a gift twice in the past and absolutely love it! Truly wonderful stuff that does an...
  6. First off, congrats on your newest kitty! Thank...

    First off, congrats on your newest kitty! Thank you for being sharp eyed enough to notice a wee one in need of assistance, and kind enough to take him home. There is a special place in heaven for...
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    My favorite gift is a very nice leather halter...

    My favorite gift is a very nice leather halter with a name plate. Another thing that I am coveting lately has been a set of custom brushes! I've seen some lovely ones of etsy that are hand...
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    Since you are in MA I would suggest looking up...

    Since you are in MA I would suggest looking up Jessica with Sterling Promise Farm in CT. I'm not sure what she has for sale right now. But I bought my current guy through her and he is FANTASTIC!...
  9. Well, things have been going both wonderfully and...

    Well, things have been going both wonderfully and not at all to plan.

    Elliot has had some extended time off due to a pasture mate deciding to take a chunk out of his back. So we had our first...
  10. I'd give Kendall Road Equine a call. They're in...

    I'd give Kendall Road Equine a call. They're in Burlington, IL.
  11. Wow! Thank you everyone for the quick(and...

    Wow! Thank you everyone for the quick(and thorough!) replies.

    We have been doing ground work lately and have made some pretty substantial progress(at least I think so!). When I first started...
  12. Training in *forward* when a pony kick doesn't work?

    In a set of odd circumstances I have managed to acquire the ride on a horse I don't really know what to do with. He is a young(6 or 7?) ArabxSaddlebred. This horse should be a bit of a fire breathing...
  13. I like this idea! I'll play as well. I am...

    I like this idea! I'll play as well. I am wrapping up my college semester and will finally have enough time to commit to riding more.

    Elliot(8 yr old TB)
    1) Be more reliably forward. He has...
  14. I will be there and would love to meet up with...

    I will be there and would love to meet up with some other COTHers if anybody else is going!
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    I normally long line/double longe my guy. In the...

    I normally long line/double longe my guy. In the past I have used side reins with a different horse. I am not a fan of gadgets in general. I do ride with a running martingale sometimes as my guy has...
  16. I find that my tight elbows tend to originate in...

    I find that my tight elbows tend to originate in a similar place as my hunchback pose, stiff/locked shoulders. What works for me is the image of bringing my sternum up, and softening my...
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    I recently had a resection of my bowel due to a...

    I recently had a resection of my bowel due to a VERY nasty case of appendicitis. In my case, they ended up removing a section of my colon a few inches long that included the portion my appendix was...
  18. Bad Cat Maggie also feels your pain in regards to...

    Bad Cat Maggie also feels your pain in regards to substandard chicken feeding practices. She is a chicken connoisseur, though has recently had to give up the habit due to food allergies. It's a hard...
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    I highly recommend Rolling Oaks Farm in Elgin....

    I highly recommend Rolling Oaks Farm in Elgin. Nancy and Marcia are excellent horsewomen with years of experience. HUGE stalls and lots of turnout in addition to a large indoor. Feel free to PM me...
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    I would take her to the vet and let them do the...

    I would take her to the vet and let them do the clipping. Cat skin is quite thin and sensitive, it would be easy to accidentally cut her with the clippers. Let the pros do the heavy work(with a...
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    I am located in Amherst, and have no real...

    I am located in Amherst, and have no real objections to traveling out of state. I'd like to keep the drive under 4 hours each way though.

    Thank you for the ideas! I've been feeling a little...
  22. On the theme of posting, I've had an instructor...

    On the theme of posting, I've had an instructor tell me to post the "wrong" diagonal into the trot. So post the left diagonal when asking for the left lead. I had(have) a similar leaning problem with...
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    Western MAish Trainers?

    Hi Everyone,

    I promise I did try to use the search function, but per usual it does not quite want to cooperate. :lol:

    Any recommendations on trainers near western MA that you would send your...
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    What about doing a few jumping schooling sessions...

    What about doing a few jumping schooling sessions in your dressage saddle, then borrowing one for the day of. No, it isn't ideal. But it sounds like you aren't jumping anything super huge if you are...
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    I also agree with the general collection of...

    I also agree with the general collection of everyones thoughts, so don't have too much more to add.

    One thing that stuck out to me in the video was that you appear to be fairly tight through your...
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